Seed of a Giant Tree is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

Seed of a Giant Tree

Makes enemies react to invaders.

The giant trees were also known as watcher trees, and their seeds unmask invaders.

When used effectively, these seeds will help counter dark spirits.


Seed of a Giant Tree Usage

  • Use to make enemies hostile towards invaders.
  • Also reacts to NPC invaders.
  • Especially effective against Londor Pale Shade and Knight Slayer Tsorig since they tends to invade areas with large amount of enemies nearby.
  • Drop at the crow nest to receive the Iron Leggings - the leg part of the Armor of the Sun Set



Seed of a Giant Tree Locations

  • Obtained from the dead giant-shaped tree at both Firelink Shrines in the Cemetery of Ash and Untended Graves. Look just before the Tower Door near the cliff.
  • 10% chance to spawn when invaded. Increases by 10% each time until maxing at 50%. Resets to 10% when obtained.




  • The tree can only have one seed waiting to be collected at a time, even if multiple invaders have been banished since you last checked the tree.
  • Players can hold 3 seeds at a time and store 600.
  • As of Regulation 1.33 App Version 1.13, Seeds now only last for 45 seconds, but their spawn rate has been increased
  • You can also no longer trade Seeds with other players. You can drop them, but no one else will be able to see them and pick them up.
  • As an invader, you can tell if the host has used a seed by the status effect icon (rather than waiting to see whether NPCs attack you)



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    • Anonymous

      03 Apr 2019 17:54  

      Probably the most powerful tool in the game when used properly. Most invaders run away into mobs when they start losing. So this is the best way to deal with those cowards, especially healing invaders who run away and heal/buff behind a bunch of mobs. The way too get them is a little bit too hard though. I had to keep hopping all over the place summoning phantoms and using the fingers just to get one, but honestly that's the only problem I have with them. (i dont gank btw, my friends just kill themselves when i get invaded while farming, i have honor)

      • Anonymous

        19 Feb 2019 20:07  

        Always thought it was ridiculous that invaders were impervious to enemies anyways. If you summon a friend to help you and enemies can hit him, they should be able to hit invaders anyways. Dumb mechanic that takes a lot of the risk out of it for invaders. I used this on some a** wipe the other day and it worked great, could totally tell he wasn't expecting it. Can't believe I just discovered it and will be using it a lot more often now.

        • Anonymous

          17 Dec 2018 02:29  

          what the hell when did they stop being tradeable, I was literally trading them to my friend like 3 monthes ago now I cant... sneak patch?

          • Anonymous

            12 Dec 2018 15:01  

            Found a neat trick that saves time to harvest those, just speak to patches to dissipate the fog instead of going all the way to Ludex bonfire and walking back. -Lewd

            • Anonymous

              11 Nov 2018 22:13  

              I wish these didnt have a limited time because i just want to Explore the the places with My friend but the area Bosses are dead /:

              • Anonymous

                01 Nov 2018 21:54  

                Everyone keeps complaining about how deadly these can be in invading. If you think I'm NOT going to swap it out for the sunbro armor, you're nuts.

                • Anonymous

                  29 Sep 2018 03:32  

                  Why does everyone assume the host has full estus 9/10 I get invaded with 1-2 +2 estus and 20% damage reduction from armor, vs a guy with 5-6 +8-10 estus and 30%+damage mitigation better weapons Hornet ring parry fishing for a 1 hit bobbing in and out of mobs. I only have ~1500 hp this invader ( "with less estus and hp...." ) has ~3000 hp with estus. And better weapons most often. Fair....? They just pick me down cus I heal !/3 hp with a flask and he heals 4/5 his hp with one. This might have been an inssue in higher levels, but this just fks people at low levels trying to deal with all these people that had their friends trade them end game loot to make noobs not have any chance. 45 Seconds is terrible, especially with early game enemys. Not everyone get invaded with 2 phantoms and 2 darkmoon vs 1 invader. I pity you for what you had to deal with but this made it impossible to really use in a 1v1

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Sep 2018 20:51  

                    Yes because we need another reason not to invade. Being outnumbered and having half Estus wasn’t enough.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Sep 2018 01:25  

                      Ah Seed of a Giant Tree. For all of FromSoftwares terrible decisions on patches. They did outstanding with this. I am glad it was nerfed and it is now more advantageous for invaders. Anyone who thinks it shouldn't of been nerfed has never been on the other side of a Gank squad using these! Hush up!

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Aug 2018 19:30  

                        Wish there were more of these, when I have them, I love to use them when the invader starts losing and runs into a large mob hoping the npcs will kill me or make the fight harder for me... Jokes on them

                        • Anonymous

                          06 Aug 2018 17:30  

                          Another bit of information on the seeds. You also have a chance to get seeds every time you go into the spear of the church fight. Since you are technically invaded by another player it counts towards the seeds.

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Jul 2018 10:08  

                            Works wonders when invaded at the first Ringed City bonfire, as most invaders will attempt to lure you to the staircase and allow the Judicator to kill you.

                            • Anonymous

                              23 Jul 2018 00:19  

                              Okay so this is completly shitty anywhere but in Anor Londo. Thx fight clubs and gankers for ruining one of the only defense against invaders when you progress throught the game. Literally this was made I'm 99% sure just bc ppl must have used it to insta kill invaders there not thinking about the actual repercussion anywhere else. Bravo from soft.

                              • Anonymous

                                19 Jul 2018 05:15  

                                The nerf is perfect, shut up. If the invader doesn’t use their environment, they’re walking into a 2v1 or 3v1, the host has increased hp, and the invader has reduced estus; the invader doesn’t need every enemy to turn on them as well. Invaders can’t abuse the aggro either. The seed no longer plays a major role during invasions, but they’re now more common so they can be used more often.

                                • Anonymous

                                  29 Jun 2018 20:49  

                                  Yo guys someone knows if theres a way to get this seed while being totaly offline? i mean totaly, no cable, no wifi.
                                  I remember in ds2 you could simply start with it, but in ds3 i think there is no such way. I need this thing to get solaire pants xD

                                  • Anonymous

                                    23 Jun 2018 00:09  

                                    Am I the only one curious as to why there is a DS2 Giant in DS3? Same type of Tree Giant in DS2, but we see none of that particular type of Giant in DS1 or

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